Thursday, January 5, 2017

Craft Hoarders Anonymous January 2017 Blog Hop

Welcome to the January Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop.

Your favorite Hoarders are back for our first quarter hop! All of the participating designers are offering prizes, so make sure you check each blog! I have a chipboard prize package this month for one of our lucky hoppers (from the US). Scroll down for the details and a photo.

You should be coming to my blog from Gloria Stengel. She's also the first blogger in the hop if you would like to start at the beginning. Then after visiting me, hop over to Pam Bray! You can scroll down to the bottom of this post for a full list of designers participating in this month's blog hop.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I decided to create a love themed card. Really it could be used for a Valentine, birthday card, or even a feminine graduation card. This card is a bit of a twist for me. I tried to try to keep it flat so it could be mailed more easily. If you're a regular follower, You know that I generally use flowers and dimensional items that are pretty thick to put into an envelope to mail. With all the busyness of the Christmas and New Years holidays just behind me, I also wanted to make something that would be quick and easy to put together. 

"Love Completely"
I used the BoBunny Rose Cafe Collection gifted to me by my dear friend, Juliana Michaels. I have had it in my stash for a while now, so it was great to pull it out and create this sweet card with it.

Close-Ups
Of course I had to include mixed media elements. I stenciled this lovely butterfly into the corner with molding paste, and while wet, sprinkled with embossing powder then heat set to give an enameled finish. The focal paper is dry brushed with gesso, then spattered with thinned gesso for visual dimension.

This layered chipboard piece gives some nice dimension without being too thick. I tucked in some flower pieces from the Noteworthy pack. I used the edge of my scissors to distress the edges of the background papers as well as the sentiment and flags - a quick and easy way to add dimension without making the card too thick.

Now, it's prize time!!

I pulled together a selection of chipboard pieces to send to one of our hoppers. All you have to do is comment on this post. (Because of the cost of international shipping, the prize is available for US hoppers only.)

I will announce a randomly selected winner on January 12, so be sure to drop back by to see if it's you. In the event that I do not hear from the winner within one week, I will draw another name.


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Your next stop on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop is the talented Pam Bray. If you have dropped by my blog and would like to start at the beginning, be sure to hop on over to Gloria's blog HERE.

January Craft Hoarders

41 comments:

  1. just a lovely assemblage - I love all the various elements combined into a charming unified whole!

    thanks for sharing!

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  2. Beautiful, Tracey! That MM butterfly is gorgeous. Love the deep, rich colors too. You always inspire!

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  3. Your love themed card is so gorgeous! Great layout and beautiful colors.

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  4. The colors on this card are beautiful! TFS!

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  5. This is so pretty & feminine. I love the stenciled butterfly!

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  6. Love your beautiful Victorian card! It is gorgeous!

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  7. Love you piece and ye i am going to try the gesso embossing powder on a card... Thanks for the technique.

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  8. Completely in love with this card. My oldest daughter loves all things Victorian, this just screams her name.

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  9. Absolutely beautiful! Love learning about mixed media, thanks for sharing your technique!

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  10. This is absolutely stunning, Tracey. Your art has always knocked my socks off, and I so enjoy visiting your sweet blog. Thanks for taking part in this wonderful hop.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth

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  11. Your vintage design is gorgeous and I love the texture and sparkle in that butterfly. Thanks for sharing and happy 2017!

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  12. Lovely vintage! Beautiful colors and details!

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  13. So beautiful and chic...I love the butterfly!

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  14. What a beautiful card thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

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  15. Beautiful card. I like the sparkly butterfly.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  16. Love your beautiful project. Also love your prize. Thanks for participating in the hop.
    gildamc@hotmail.com

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  17. Thanks for your support of the bloghop.

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  18. Beautiful card! The colors are perfect for this time of year!!!

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  19. Elegant and beautiful card! I love your details and the layering. Your projects are always such a delight to look at!

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  20. Very pretty card and your chipboard prize looks amazing. Thanks for being part of this blog hop.

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  21. OMG so beautiful ! I had forgotten the name of this group; so Happy to find the name again ... Thank You so much for the share. I added it to my Pinterest Boards so I won't loose you girls again :)

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  22. This is BEAUTIFUL!!!! just found you and I am looking forward to getting creative again...

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  23. This is really gorgeous and I love the layering that you did. I would probably have just saved that paper forever because it's almost too pretty to cut into.

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  24. Love the beautiful shabby-chic look of this! I want to try that trick with the embossing on wet molding paste as it looks fabulous! Thanks for the tip!

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  25. Beautiful Card! Especially loved the colors and the paper you used.

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  26. Gorgeous and elegant card! Excellent job!

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  27. Your card is very romantic and very sweet... just perfect for Valentine's!! As for me, I just get my "thick" cards hand-stamped at the post office and stick them in clear envelopes. That way they get the extra attention they deserve, as yours does also!!

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  28. Very nice. The card could also be an inspirational due to the phras at the bottom. Tfs.

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  29. your card is beautiful. I love the idea of how you made the butterfly

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  30. Beautiful card! Love vintage papers.

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  31. Beautiful! I especially love how you did the butterfly with paste and then used embossing powder on it, neat idea! Thanks for the chance to win.
    ~Gin K~

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